reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
There are only two things that people with real power care about:
-- Profit (money)
Period. (Read Political Ponerology by Andrew Lobaczewski). I cannot stress enough that if you want to know how TPTB, the real puppet masters think
and how their psyche works you need to read this one book.
You interupt either of the two (power / profit) or even better yet both and we will have them by the cajones.
1) Everyone not go to work. This is highly unlikely as humanity just isn't awake enough yet to know that united we stand and divided we fall. This
would only work if a real vast majority of people refused to go to work for an extended period of time. We would always have our turn coats but IF
this were to happen, and everyone refused to "work" until justice was served, it would send a clear message.
*** One of my favorite books is "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu. He states that to conquer your enemy you need to divide them from within and that is
what TPTB have done with humanity, through religion, sexual preference, class, money and self-interest vs banning together for the common good.
2) Boycott enough products for a long enough period to really cut into their profits. This would entail having enough people banning together and
again cutting into their "profits".
3) If enough people marched up to the Senate and House while they were in session and not on one of their long vacations, maybe that would work?
What is happening this fall is not just about parties and candidates or television attack ads or a media fantasy of "the grassroots Tea Party
movement." We are witnessing an assault on democracy by multinational corporations that, freed by the Citizens United ruling, are out to get the best
government money can buy. Who's buying? Billionaire businessmen with a stake in energy, finance and telecommunications policy debates—like Trevor
Rees-Jones, Robert Rowling and Jerry Perenchio—are writing checks for as much as $1 million each to Karl Rove's American Crossroads project. What's
more, Crossroads GPS, an allied group that's pouring tens of millions into Congressional races, is organized under tax laws that allow Rove to hide
the names of donors. But we do know the targets: by early October, the group had spent $14 million on ads attacking senators Barbara Boxer in
California and Patty Murray in Washington, as well as a handful of other Democrats in races that could decide which party controls the Senate.
The Crossroads campaign is part of a broader push from corporations to buy not just Congress but a guarantee that there will be fewer challenges to
corporate abuses, bankster speculation and free-trade policies that allow multinational corporations to shutter American factories while exploiting
the world's poorest workers.
Fronting this corporate campaigning is the US Chamber of Commerce, which, according to the Center for American Progress, collects and deposits money
from US-based multinationals and groups from India and Bahrain that ends up "in the same 501(c)(6) account the Chamber is using to run an
unprecedented $75 million attack campaign, mostly against Democrats." The Chamber joins Crossroads and other Republican-friendly groups in refusing to
reveal its sources of funding.
Reformers are under attack from Rove's apparatchiks for demanding enactment of the DISCLOSE Act, which Democracy 21 president Fred Wertheimer says
"would carry forward a forty-year-old principle of campaign finance laws that campaign contributions and expenditures should be disclosed." That's a
start, but transparency is not enough. Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, a target of the Chamber's attack ads, is right when he says the central issue
is corporate power.
With the midterm elections, Americans again showed their lack of understanding that what is currently happening right here and now with our economy is
due in large part, to the previous administration. It takes that long for Presidential Policies to take affect. But people simply think what is
here is because of now and voted exactly the way Corporate America manipulated them to vote.
This is also a result of people being self-centered and unwilling to unite together, putting aside their own self-interests, not realizing that what
affects one of us affects all of us eventually.
There is a story a monk once told me: A man had just died, he was led down a long hallway and to his right was a door, he looked in and there on the
table was a feast fit for a king, all kinds of wonderous food. The people sitting around the table all had spoons and forks with super long handles,
so long, they could not possibly scoop up the food on one end and put it in their mouths. Everyone was sitting around complaining and trying to feed
themself - everyone was starving because they could not eat the food placed before them. The angel, explained "this is hell, come along, I want to
show you something else".
They progressed down the hallway and came upon to yet another doorway. Again the angel motioned the man to look in, There was the exact same table,
the exact same food, the exact same long handled silverware. However there was one difference, all the people were eating by way of using the long
handled utensils to feed each other. They were laughing, joking, eating their fill and quite happy. The angel simple said, "This is heaven".
Aesop is the first one to coin the phase, "United we stand, divided we fall" and the real people pulling the strings realize, they have very shrewdly
calculated our main weakness.................our self-centerness and service to self.
Until the vast majority of people stop saying me and start saying we, the majority of people are going to keep getting screwed.
In many posts I have referred to the movie, "They Live". There is suppose to be a remake of it coming out next year. The original, while sending a
definate message, was a typical cheesy 80's flick.
People need to put on their sunglasses and read the script that has been written for humanity.
You want to beat them at their own game?
Then, DO NOT:
Consume (big one would cut into their profits and that would drive them crazy but would take everyone together)
Do not question authority
If the majority of people do not wake up and rebel, we are all doomed to remain slaves.
As long as we have the majority of people that are totally service to self we will not progress.
The above is just my humble opinion. Take it for whatever it is worth.
edit on 7-11-2010 by ofhumandescent because: grammar